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a new sexual abuse report. as an archbishop in the 1980s benedict allegedly failed to stop for cases of abuse by clergymen will hear from an abuse survivor who tells d w. he has never recovered from what he experienced as a child. also coming up, the u. s. secretary of state is in berlin for crisis talks on russia, ukraine, tensions, and to me, blank in his meeting with germany, foreign minister and other european allies, part of a diplomatic tour to try to stop russia from invading ukraine. as the 1st 2 mandatory 8 flights reached tonga, images emerging from the pacific nations capitol shows the scale of devastation, a massive volcanic eruption and soon ami cut it off from the rest of the world last week. and a per street, pristine stretch of coral reef has been discovered deep in the south pacific side to say the giant rose shaped corals of pure, completely undamaged by climate change and human interference.
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ah, i'm soon nissan has gone to it's good to have you with us. the former head of the catholic church po benedict has been accused of failing to act in for child abuse cases in germany. a new report has found that the former pope who was known cardinal joseph writing are covered up clerical, sexual abuse when he was archbishop of munich and sizing between 197719821 of the most prominent cases involved a priest known as peter h in 1980. he was transferred to the munich archdiocese where he continued abusing children. and our religious affairs correspondent martin goc is following the latest on this story for a high martin. this report makes them pretty serious accusations against the former pope benedict. tell us more. yes indeed. so it's a very large report,
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a 1000 pages, and it contains over a 1000 pages and it contains actually a lot of information on a very long sort of trend of abuse in the very in church. but the particular case of finger either use a scheme of misconduct in 40 is dealing with sexual abuse and he has been given space to respond to this. so there is an $82.00 page passage in which blessing a response. and the smith is actually the accusations, but what he's very, very telling about this report. and i think it's what it's bound to really, you know, make a, make a that the both married isn't the device he can, has to deal with. this is the fact that there is a, there are minutes from a meeting in a nady, which we refer to during the, during the presentation of the record, in which as a matter of fact seems to address directly case of sexual abuse. so this goes
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directly against her, seems to go directly against his claim that he did not know about the case in question, particularly the case of h. so it's really quite a momentous, quite a momentous occasion. i mean, we are dealing now with a direct accusation on the former pope. and then of course, there is a set of cases that happened during his tenured and afterwards of course, as well. and these are cases that involve church leaders who are still alive would they have to face criminal prosecution? we do know that prosecutor or king of people that are still around you know, the question obviously is how far the church is willing to go. and then our german authorities are willing to go in there to actually press press charges and bring this people to justice. the fact that the report and the authors of the report
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points out point out that the recent way they have reviewed and actually reassess the claims concerning red finger. in particular, how to do with the fact that new evidence or new witnesses, new victims perhaps have come forward, have given new testimony. so this goes to show the importance of, you know, of former victims coming forth and talking to actually set the record straight. right. and one of the cases you referred to involves someone noticed peter age, your former clergyman who's alleged to have the abused numerous boys and d, w actually spoke to one of his victims. let's take a look my number's law. my name is marcus eleanor. i was abused by a chaplain 6 months, quoth marcus, else now grew up opposite a church and bud hope and the rule region of western germany. his mother raised him and his siblings alone. a young clergyman from the church peter h took an apparent interest in the family. he invited 12 year old marcus to visit
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him in the parish house. that is on the bottom until sunday already. it is last it on was all he didn't have to address much at all. he sat down next to me on the couch, and after a few dances all the blows started to go. a little subtle on. it didn't take long to go out. just a few caresses for him to show me how it was done, arden and then i had to do the same to him, so i thought horribly, gratify him more so so, but you most welcome. does you not? oh god, with getting moister up on the phone you should. i started wedding myself again and hiding under the bed frustrating. i also drank a lot of sleep time because he gave me alcohol at the age of 12 and 13 from 12 quite santiago. the abuse continued and peter h went on to abuse. several other boys as well. a number of cases became public and he was even sentenced but not dismissed. instead, he was transferred to rural parishes and bavarian. there he was supposed to undergo therapy, but instead continued to abuse boys there as well. only years later did these cases
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come to light marcus, else nor happened to see a tv report about the abuse. it was then he realised his tormentor from back then it continued to abuse boys unchecked, rightly i was actually feeling quite robust and strong at suddenly when i saw him on television, everything collapsed around me. i started having suicidal thoughts. eisley. i didn't know what to do. i was at work a donkey voice was what if i told watson what martin reuter? joseph got singer, the former archbishop of munich and later po benedict was in charge of the diocese and bavaria. at the time he there, he knew about the abuse cases and covered them up for peter h. or he violated his duty to oversee the parish. peter h is now retired and lives once again in the rural region, about 10 kilometers from the scene of marcus eleanor's abuse is thanks again. i think of them every night and day, lots at night, and the foreman nightmares oxen during the day that i could run into her somewhere
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for victims were traumatized for life. were never freely real. that was needed a loss wolf bought. where was god when this happened? not just to me, but to all of us children. why didn't he intervene? we're flipping marcus eleanor has never wanted to enter a church ever again. in a martin, it has taken such courage for such victims to speak out about what happened to them, what can they expect now beyond an apology? well, i mean the question of redress i think at this point is more or less, you know, and solvable. i mean, these are, these are crimes that really cannot be richter than most certainly cannot be done. just be not only enormous but incredibly widespread. at this point. if there reformers within the church, it is quite clear that they have not been able to push enough reform fussiness and actually keep track of the people that actually leaving their missed. this means
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that it is essential for the state to come in and actually start pushing in matters that has not been done before and started bringing people to justice, their east resistance in the church. still, there is obviously a rejection for on the part of benedict and it actually be who everybody to urge to actually produce reform to prevent future victims. not only for redress or religious affairs correspondent martin gac reporting for us. thank you very much. now the 1st aircraft carrying humanitarian aid to tonga has arrived at 5 days after the pacific island nation was hit by a volcanic eruption and soon ami. a cargo plane flown by the royal new zealand air force was able to land after a carpet of ash was cleared from the runway. now as basic communication slowly begin to be restored. the world is getting a 1st impression of how badly tango was hit. these images
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provide a glimpse of the devastation left behind. this is tom, good biggest island tonga top who it escaped the worst of his saturday's volcanic eruption and soon army. but it was still badly hit and all around. there is a blanket of volcanic ash. the ash might have health where percussion, michael was water, the effect it would have on agriculture and the recovery of livestock and culture and possibly the ecosystem fish stocks. we have to have fresh poison testing now to ensure that people's livelihoods and local food sources. so for, for consumption, the clean up has already started as tongue gardens try to restore
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a sense of order. knowing the outside world is struggling to get in to help. but help is finally beginning to arrive. this australian 8 flight is the 1st to land in tonga. both new zealand and australia are using then naval ships, as well as the air forces to bring in aid as quickly as possible. despite the difficult logistics, the priorities from the tolan government or what we're really working to primarily in the 1st uses, the provision of clean water. that that's the key priority that the autonomy government has asked for. no range of our other stores from shelter. now, further communications equipment and the like to make sure that we arkansas to search are different. and for ton guns, that age effort can't begin soon enough. as this nation made up of around
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170 islands, tries to start rebuilding its life. now some other stories making news around the world. norwegian mass murderer under his brevity has arrived in court for the final day of a parole hearing that we'll decide if he should be released after spending more than a decade behind bars. rather killed 77 people in norway's worst piece time atrocity in 2011. the 42 year old is serving norway's maximum sentence of 21 years. the pentagon has released the video footage of a botched us drone strike and couple that killed 10 civilians. as us troops withdrawing from afghanistan. the top of the strike was an extremist to u. s. military thought was about to detonate a bomb near cobble airport. it later admitted the strike was a tragic mistake. the u. s. supreme court has rejected
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a request by former president donald trump, to block the release of documents related to the storming of the capitol last year . trump, who's been accused of stoking the assault on congress, had sought to prevent the records from being given to the panel, investigating the events. us secretary of state antony, blinking as in berlin. his latest stop over in 3 days of shuttle diplomacy aimed at preventing russia from invading ukraine. he's holding discussions with his german, british, and french counterparts on how to contain the threat from russia, including a face to face bilateral, meeting with german foreign minister, another book, a day earlier, lincoln was in kia for talks with ukrainian leaders. he told them he would keep working to avert a russian attack, and he urged western countries to remain united in their support of ukraine. lincoln is also due to meet with russian foreign minister survey, lovegrove in geneva, on friday. let's bring in our chief international editor richard walker for more on
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these talks. he joins us now. i richard. so antony blinking is here trying to bring together allies her to forge a common approach to words. russia, what are the biggest challenges that he's facing here was to me is that, as he just mentioned, really, unity is, is the main goal here that the americans have ever since the, this kind of crisis, this latest stage of crisis with relations with, with russia, a bubbled up again towards the end of last year. and at the moment they really focused on trying to make sure that there is credible to terrance in place to russia, deterring it for from mounting an invasion of ukraine, which of course, there are those intense fears of after the massive build up of troops along the ukrainian border by, by the russian side. i'm now trying to ensure that unity so far, the nato, a member states here in europe have really been pretty much singing from the same hymn sheet. but it was interesting comments just last night from a joe biden himself, antony blink ins boss. back in washington, d. c. in
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a press conference. raise some questions about whether there really would be that unity under certain scenarios. so i think we can just quickly listen into what joe biden said. russia will be held accountable. if it invades, it depends on what it does. it's one thing if richer, minor kirschner, then we end up having to fight about what to do, and not do, etc. but if they actually do what they're capable of doing with the force of mash on the border, it is going to be a disaster for russia. in a richard that comment on a minor incursion there from biden did raise a lot of eyebrows. what do you make of it? yes, that's right sir. mm hm. is being criticized. it is quite a serious gaff by joe biden. sort of opening the door potentially to, to vladimir putin sort of thinking. all right, what he's saying there is that as long as i don't go in too big into ukraine, then maybe i'll get away with it. and reinforcing the sense that this was
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a gaff. also, the fact that his spokesperson gen saki had to put out a statement later on trying to clarify that what joe biden was talking about was something on the level of a cyber attack. and that there would be a different level of responses to something like cyber. but essentially what joe biden is saying here is effectively true. we've kind of got a little bit of a window into the potential challenges that nato will efface here because it's one thing to have unity on really massive sanctions. if letting me putin does a mount, a massive invasion where there's really absolutely no question that it, that it demands the, the most serious response. but where the debates will come in or where the uncertainty will come in is what if it is a scenario that's below that? and there are any number of scenarios, not just cyber attacks, but also as he referred to minor incursion. what is the point at which certain levels of sanctions are triggered? that's where it's a bit of a difficult sort of tricky situation for nato potentially. and where it needs to
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establish needs kind of credible lines of deterrents against the russians doing, taking certain actions. so what exactly could the u. s. and euro put on the table to deter as such an incursion? well, there are lots of issues on the table buying himself, talking about massive sanctions that could target the financial system. for instance, potentially even cutting off a russia from, from using the dollar intra financial transactions. that would be a really major step here in germany. all the focus has been on the very controversial gas pipeline between russia and germany called nord stream to which has recently finished but hasn't gone into operation yet. all of shots, the german chancellor just earlier this week for the 1st time really quite clearly indicating that he would consider slapping sanctions on that potentially preventing it from going into operation if there is a major incursion by the russians against ukraine,
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that level of sanctions potentially would have a deterrent effect on russia, as long as russia believes that they would actually be implemented or chief international editor, richard walker, reporting for us there. thank you. now back at home, joe biden is marking one years since he became president of the us at a news conference bind field and questions about the setbacks he's encountered with key parts of his agenda, blocked by both republican lawmakers and hold out in his own democratic party. but he also defended his achievement so far as the year challenges, but it's also been a year of enormous progress. we went from 2000000 people being vaccinated at the moment. i was born in to 210000000 americans being fully vaccinated. today we created 6000000 new jobs, more jobs in one year than any time before. didn't use washington bureau chief in
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as paul has this report now on the highs and lows of the 1st 12 months of the biden administration. i, joseph robinson by jr. do solemnly swear. one year ago, large parts of the western world breathed a sigh of really not so much because of the new occupant. a white house president joe biden, a long term figure in washington with almost a half a century of policy making experience. but because they hoped that the chaotic chapter that was the donald trump experiment would soon be at an end. david mariners is an award winning journalist and a presidential biographer, that he was clearly the right person for the job. a year ago, he was probably the one democrat who could get elected and stop the trump descendants. but now a year later, there real questions about that about whether his right person for the next 3 years . to start with the positives, his 1st year in office president biden was able to push
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a one trillion dollar infrastructure package through congress of feet that no president had been able to accomplish in 60 years. but its impact won't be felt for a long time. and people might not reward him with their wont in 2024. what they do feel immediately i'll the increasing prices for basic goods. inflation has risen at its fastest pace in nearly 4 decades, pushing prices up at a 7 percent annual rate for the international community. the chaotic withdrawal from afghanistan raised many questions, especially about how closely the new white house is really willing to work together with its nato partners. one, like most parts of the world, dealing with the co, with 19 pandemic, is a major challenge. the midterm elections coming up in november biden is in danger of losing his razor. thin majority in the senate and in the house biden has to walk
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a fine line between protecting the american people. and scaring or ignoring the concerns of possible voters. with his approval rating at an all time low with 65 percent of americans, believing his presidency is a failure. what could the next steps be? requires more than just job by to reclose the entire democratic party to get its act together, which it hasn't been able to do in this last year and getting some luck on the pandemic. i mean, some of it is beyond his control. even one of the most powerful politicians in the world face a severe limits to pushing through his agenda. poland is bracing for a surgeon corona virus case as, as it has into a 5th wave. a peak of 60000 daily cases is forecast for mid february, according to the government, but a large percentage of people in poland are still unvaccinated. only 56.5 percent of
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had 2 doses and only 23 percent of had their booster. did i mean, jack perk reports from a hospital and crackle, which is preparing for its beds to fill up once again on ventilators fighting for their lives? none of the 20 people on this coven, 19 ward at krakow university hospital of vaccinated greg halls. she has just been admitted to the ward says he was scared, the vaccine would effect another medical condition. he has a rather than have a general shipper got one of them which convict until now i didn't know how the vaccine would affect me. but anyway, i'm not an anti vac sir in w because the question is now from my doctor how long after leaving the hospital can i be vaccinated to live and tony movies are switching right now the case load here is manageable, but that bracing is infection numbers in poland surge and my frustrated that people are not getting vaccinated. frustration is
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a difficult turn to to define. i just wish people trusted the medical experts more week and weary the staff try to get the patients moving again. up to half of the patience on this road will end up needing intensive care support. it's so frequent that the staff here at clack, of university hospital have set up special pathways that go underground straight from this ward to the i see you doctors here say currently around a 5th of the people admitted with cove. it don't make it out of the hospital when i remember our 1st wave. we had most sleep, very other people. and a lot of them, in fact, died at to day. age of patients is different. we have patients clar 40 at 50 years old. there's an ongoing discussion in poland about whether the reluctance to be vaccinated comes from longstanding, lack of confidence in public institutions, a hangover from the communist era,
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or whether the government's information campaign around the jobs was insufficient. only 56.5 percent of polls are vaccinated with 2 doses. and it wasn't hard to find people on the streets of krakow, who hadn't had it back to shark, whatever vaccinated people also get the virus scan. they are spreading the virus to left and carrying and suffering at the place where i was working. everyone who was vaccinated got severely ill. me, i wasn't vaccinated and i never got sick. my in your kind of arm needs to give him so so. so civilian, i don't know what to say about vaccines because i'm not vaccinated. is there something new in the world? and i don't know what the side effects might be. we have imaquele victo both summer go home or goes. i love the go. the still production company, acilo, midtown, poland is offering its 10000 employees, a bonus of just over 400 euros. if they prove they're fully vaccinated, they say it's getting results. the response has been overwhelming because the
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program was only introduced on the 21st of december last year. and in the 1st 3 weeks, we received as many as 4 and a half 1000 applications. so it means that 4 and a half 1000 of our employees have been vaccinated. while private initiatives like that might have a local effects. increasing vaccination rates needs a nationwide effort. poland has passed the unwelcome milestone of a $100000.00 covey deaths and with the low vaccine take up. and with the 5th wave looming, hospitals like this one wound, the number of deaths will spike again. now scientists have found a new stretch of coral reef deep in the south pacific. the pristine rose shaped corals. off the coast of the haiti appear completely undamaged by climate change in human interference. the reef is thought to be one of the largest found at such depths.
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they look like roses blooming under water. over 35 meters below the ocean surface, running to depths of 70 metos. these giant color wreaths are growing in what marine biologists call a twilight zone. they get enough light, but are shielded from damaged by human activity. results are leticia headwind discovered them during one of her dives. it just wonder for and which is very interesting is that the reef like this is part of the read seems to, to go for ever dispatch of the reef runs for 3 kilometers. it is not bleached or diseased. and that's despite warming, ocean waters which have killed coral reefs in many other places, kill even the fish are different,
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slower diversities in the shallow reefs. it is different. it probably has different species of corals and fish than the shallow roofs. experts say this coral reef if they for now not for level and gives hope that there may be other untouched ecosystems out there. waiting to be found we just have to give you a reminder now of our top story. former pope benedict is being accused of failing to take action against clerics in 4 cases of alleged sexual abuse. the cases date back to the 1980s when he was archbishop of munich. the report says there were close to $500.00 victims of abuse in benedict former archdiocese. thanks for watching d w ah ah, [000:00:00;00]
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